So haute! The top street style ensembles at Paris Fashion Week

Transport yourself to the streets of Paris with these looks from Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture. No passport required.

Olivia Palermo seen in the streets of Paris during Haute Couture F/W 2016/2017 on July 4, 2016. Timur Emek | Getty Images

When fashionistas, designers, and models take to the Paris streets for Haute Couture Fashion Week, we can’t help but stare. These outfits, from sweet feminine dresses to sharp lady suits, have a French flare that beats the heat and fuels our fire for fashion inspiration.

Chic crossing

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A guest makes her way to a show during Paris Haute Couture Week, July 2016. Imaxtree

This stylishly starched ensemble, worn by a guest of this week’s haute couture shows, was striking for its sheer simplicity and crisp lines. The blue striped clutch adds a little whimsy to help the outfit feel light and fun.

Check mate

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A model relaxing between shows on July 5, 2016 in Paris. Timur Emek | Getty Images

A model seen in the streets of Paris during Haute Couture Week looked elegant in a simple combination of a fitted black top and wide-leg over-sized checked pants.

Garden girl

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Candela Novembre en route to a show on July 5, 2016 in Paris. Timur Emek | Getty Images

Candela Novembre was spotted crossing the streets of Paris like a walking bouquet of freshly cut summer flowers. The eye-catching gauzy overlay of her dress caught everyone’s attention as she headed into the Chanel show. Love her style? Take a peek inside her stunning closet with The Coveteur.

A tall drink of wine

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A coordinated guest during the Fashion Week 2016/2017. Imaxtree

One of the attendees of the fall/winter haute couture shows stepped outside wearing a formal wine colored skirt and sleek white top with matching heels. The effect was the perfect mix of summer transitioning to autumn.

Beauty and the bow

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A fashionable guest during Paris Haute Couture Week, on July 3, 2016 in Paris. Timur Emek | Getty Images

What’s better than one perfectly placed little feminine bow? Two, of course! This guest of the haute couture runway shows looked perfectly Parisian with an expertly tied red ribbon in her golden hair, and an elegant scarf-knot on her leather bag, too.

Nude mood

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Guest on her way to an haute couture show, July, 2016. Imaxtree

It’s not easy to pull off a head-to-toe color, but this dress makes it look like a breeze. The sunglasses, which match the shade of her fitted full-length dress, keep the tone, but add a little shine and brightness to the look. Plus, notice how her creative pigtail hairstyle lends a fun element that echoes the way her bag coils around her wrist.

Suited for a stroll

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Chiara Ferragni on her way to the Chanel runway show, July 5, 2016 in Paris. Timur Emek | Getty Images

Chiara Ferragni, Italian fashion personality, donned a matching blue jacket and skirt with a modern white button down for a summer suit look, all from Chanel. Her bag and shoes kick the look up a notch from business casual to business beautiful. Where was she headed? The Chanel runway show, of course!

Blue Belle

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Ekaterina Smirnova during Paris Haute Couture Week, on July 3, 2016 in Paris. Kirstin Sinclair | Getty Images

Ekaterina Smirnova, a New York based artist, looked demure in a white and blue accented Ulyana Sergeenko dress and holding a stunning clutch on day one of Paris Haute Couture Week. The dark blue shoes give the otherwise sweet outfit just the right amount of spice.

Pretty in paisley

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Chiara Ferragni outside the haute couture runway shows on July 4, 2016 in Paris. Timur Emek | Getty Images

Chiara Ferragni hit the streets again, this time pairing a flowing paisley dress from Giambattista Valli with dark shades that matched the dress’s black empire belt and collar. The contrast of black with this short flirty number gives a modern touch.

Playful prints

Olivia Palermo during Paris Haute Couture F/W 2016/2017

Olivia Palermo seen in the streets of Paris during Haute Couture Week on July 4, 2016. Timur Emek | Getty Images

Fashion guru Olivia Palermo—ever the expert at mixing prints—was the embodiment of Parisian cool as she answered her phone on the streets of Paris. With a colorfully embroidered jacket draped over her striped shirt and pants, her style feels delightfully surprising and eclectic without going overboard.

Sweet & Chanel

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Zhenya Katava spotted during Haute Couture Week on July 5, 2016 in Paris. Melodie Jeng | Getty Images

Model Zhenya Katava stood outside the Armani Prive show at Palais de Chaillot holding a classic quilted Chanel bag in one hand, with a dark jacket draped over her opposite shoulder. The dark accessories were a stark but welcome contrast to the white bohemian style dress.

Natalie van der Meer
Natalie van der Meer
Senior Editor Natalie van der Meer is a former editor for Redbook, Woman's Day, Reader's Digest and Allure, covering fashion, beauty, travel, family, book reviews, and much more. She lives in New York City.